Rumors have been flying over the last week or so about the possibility of a new Godox 400ws moonlight to sit between the Godox AD600Pro and the Godox AD200. The reports started with some leaked images, but now things have become official, with Adorama launching their listing page for the Flashpoint XPLOR 400Pro TTL Monolight. For those unaware, the Flashpoint branded XPLOR monolights are basically rebranded Godox lights, and the listing for this one specifically mentions the Godox AD400Pro (hence why we are considering this information to be official).
What you are getting with the Flashpoint XPLOR 400Pro TTL and the Godox AD400Pro is a smaller version of their XPLOR 600 monolight (read our review). These monolights have been hailed as some of the best battery powered monolight options on the market, and also some of the most affordable. It’s no surprise why there is so much hype surrounding the launch of this new 400ws version!
One of the biggest changes to the XPLOR 400Pro TTL from the XPLOR 600Pro TTL is the mount for lighting modifiers. The larger XPLOR 600Pro is designed with a built-in Bowens mount, but due to the smaller size of the XPLOR 400Pro, they have designed their own mount for lighting modifiers. Yet fear not! If you happen to own a ton of Bowens compatible modifiers already the XPLOR 400Pro does indeed come with a mount adapter for Bowens included in the box. Needing to use adapters obviously isn’t ideal, but it is a better option than needing to buy a whole other set of modifiers just for these units.
As denoted by the TTL in the name, the Flashpoint XPLOR 400Pro TTL will indeed work with the TTL systems on basically any camera that you might own right now including Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic, and Fujifilm. But unlike lights from other brands that may only have TTL compatibility with one brand, this light is compatible with all of those above, so you don’t need to purchase a specific model based on which brand camera you have. However, the R2 trigger system and Godox have a few radios that can talk to one another across various TTL languages.
The specs for these lights indicate that on a single battery charge you should be able to expect something like 390 full power flashes before you run out of juice. Obviously, the number of possible shots goes way up if you are not blasting your light at full power each time, so these lights should be perfect for on location lighting needs.
The only thing we don’t know about the Godox AD400Pro and the Flashpoint XPLOR 400Pro TTL at this point is the pricing. The images and specs are official, but neither Adorama or Godox has come forward with what you can expect to pay for these or when they will be available. If we had to guess, based on the pricing for the other lights in this series, we would think somewhere in the $500-$600 range would be a fairly safe estimate: your guess is as good as ours at this point.
For even more specs and more information on the Flashpoint XPLOR 400Pro TTL, you can have a look at the official Adorama store page. When pricing and availability are made available we will keep you all updated on that.
- Wireless Slave Unit Mode
- Radio transmission mode (compatible with Canon E-TTL II, Nikon i-TTL, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Fujifilm)
- Flash Mode
- Wireless off
Slave unit of radio transmission
- Guide No. (m ISO 100)
- 72 (m ISO 100, with high-efficiency standard reflector)
- Flash Duration
- 1/240 to 1/12820 seconds
- Power Output
- 9 Stops: 1/256~1/1
- Stroboscopic Flash
- Provided (up to 100 times, 100Hz)
- Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC)
- Manual. Feb:±3 stops in 1/3 stop increments.
- Sync Mode
- High-speed sync (up to 1/8000 seconds), First-curtain sync, and second-curtain sync
- Delay Flash
- 0.01~30 Seconds
- Modeling Lamp (LED)
- 30W / 4800K / TLIC:93
- optical Slave Flash
- Flash Duration Indication
- Dot-matrix panel
- Wireless Flash Function
- Slave, Off
- Controllable Slave Groups
- 5 (A, B, C, D, E)
- Transmission Range (approx.)
- Wireless ID
- To avoid signal interfernce effectively, triggering can only be achieved when the channels and wireless IDs of the master and slave unit are set to the same
- Power Supply
- Lithium battery pack (21.6V/2600mAh)
- Full Power Flashes
- Recycle Time
- Approx. 0.01-0.9s
- Battery Indicator
- Power Indicator
- Power off automatically after approx. 30~120 minutes of idle operation
- Sync Triggering Mode
- 3.5mm sync line
- Color Temperature
- Stable Color Temperature Mode
- Changes within ±75K in entire power range
- With Battery: 220x102x128 mm
Flashtube and Reflector not included
- Net Weight
- With Battery: 2.1 Kg
Flashtube and Reflector not included